Newly Constructed Home Fire Damage Story
A Dream Home Nightmare
Picture this: Five years ago, you bought a piece of empty property in a beautiful neighborhood you’ve always desired to live in. You have the opportunity to build your dream home and design it the way you want it. You design a beautiful home that is perfect for you and your family to live happily in for many years to come. You spend lots of time pulling the proper permits and finding a home builder that you can trust to bring your vision to life.
It takes a lot of time, but you finally break ground a few years later. You can see the dream home you envisioned finally come to life. Now let’s fast forward to June of 2020. Your home is nearly completed. All it needs are some finishing touches before you and your family can move in. The excitement you and your family have grows the closer you all get to moving day.
A week later, your home is finally done and it's ready to start moving into. The feeling of relief is great as you start to move your furniture into your new home. You can see the smiles on your kids’ faces as they get settled in their new rooms. The day is finally here. Now you can enjoy life living in the dream home you always imagined. You spent the day and got all your furniture and belongings in the living room and kitchen settled. You head back to your old house as you prepare for the next big day of moving.
All of a sudden, the last thing you would ever expect to happen in your brand new home, happens. The faulty wiring in the electric panel causes your garage to go up in flames. Your neighbor alerts the fire department but by the time they arrive, the blaze has already burned away a good portion of the garage and caused substantial damage to your brand new home.
This is no random scenario.
This is a true story of what one of SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando’s clients actually experienced. When we first got the call and went out to inspect, we could only imagine how upset the homeowner was to see their brand new home go up in flames and undergo major damage. His family had not even fully moved in yet before their home was destroyed. They never even got to enjoy the home they spent years designing and building before it was damaged by the flames.
Besides the completely ruined garage and half the living room, the rest of the home was damaged by smoke, ash, and soot which were remnants left by the fire. However, not all hope was lost.
What Did the Homeowner Do Next?
The homeowner called on SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando to help and we were able to save and restore the family’s new home. We used air scrubbers to get rid of the smoke smell and had a demolition crew remove walls, ceilings, and floors affected by the soot. This was all necessary in restoring this home to its previous state. Once all the smoke damage had been removed from the home, it was finally time for them to start rebuilding.
It has sure been a long, stressful process for the family but SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando was there to help when they thought all hope was lost. Currently, the home’s garage has been demolished and is being rebuilt. Very soon this beauty will be returned to its former state, and it will be - "Like it never even happened."